WTJU returns to VA Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase, May 5

WTJU is proud to once again be a media sponsor for the VA Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase, taking place at James Monroe’s Highand on Sunday afternoon, May 5, from 12 to 5 pm.  We will broadcast the first two hours live (91.1 FM, and streaming at wtju.net/player), and then record interviews with some of the master artists and their apprentices for future airing.

Virginia’s folk masters and their apprentices will be here at Highland for a celebration of traditional music, food, and crafts. The festival will feature the graduating class of masters and apprentices and welcome in the new class, plus many Virginia Folklife apprenticeship program alumni. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Performance Stage Schedule

12:00: Whitetop Mountain Band
12:45: Welcome by Jon Lohman, State Folklorist
1:00: Vietnamese Dan Bau with Nam Phuong Nguyen and Anh Dien Nguyen
1:20: Mongolian contortion with apprentices Emma and Ella Chuluunbat
1:40: Clawhammer banjo with Emily Spencer and Lisa Ring
2:00: Recognition of crafters and food masters
2:15: Mongolian contortion with master Mandkhai Erdembat
2:30: House culture and dance with Junious Brickhouse and Tyrone Edwards
2:50: Recognition of food masters
3:00: Galax dulcimer with Phyllis Gaskins and Anna Stockdale
3:25: Oyster Shucking Showdown
3:50: Bert Carlson Tribute featuring Danny Knicely and special guests
4:30: Gospel singing with Cora Armstrong and Samantha Willis

Crafts Area Schedule

12:30: Instrument Inlay with Jake Hopping (Rockbridge Guitars)
1:00: Stained Glass with Ronald Dixon and William Hinkle
1:30: Roadside Sculpture with Mark Cline and Brently Hilliard
2:00: Baklava making with Sondus Asad Moussa and Sanaa Abdul Jalil
2:30: Hot Rod Rigging with Jeff and Jeremy Bennett
3:00: Moonshine making with Chris Prillaman and Tanner Talley
3:30: Tortilla Making with Luz and Princey Lopez
4:00: Heirloom Apples with Clyde Jenkins

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